Published on : Tuesday, October 31, 2017
The 8th annual general meeting of the Tourist Operations’ Association of Assam (TOAA) was held in Haflong for the first time. The programme was organized with an objective to bring Dima Hasao district in the tourist map of the world in collaboration with the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council.
The two-day programme was designed to have a B2B meeting between stakeholders, service providers of the district and tour operator members as buyers to promote Dima Hasao. There was also an interactive session with the stakeholders, NGOs and media, as well as a general meeting on Saturday.
The delegation of around 40, including tour operators, hoteliers, restaurant owners and media, had come from Guwahati and outside to take part in the programme. The general meeting was inaugurated by chairman of the Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC), Jayanta Malla Boruah and Navadeep Kalita, vice-chairman of ATDC.
Sachin Goswami, President of the TOAA, praised the natural beauty of Dima Hasao and spoke about tourism potential of this district. He stressed the prospects of Dima Hasao in this industry and how the locals should take advantage of this opportunity.
Executive Member for Tourism, Kulendra Daulagupu spoke about the challenges and facts regarding the current state in tourism. He requested the organizations to cooperate with the people of Dima Hasao in their struggle to preserve the meter gauge (MG) rail tracks that had historical as well as tourism potential.